Polynesian storm petrel

The Polynesian storm petrel (Nesofregetta fuliginosa) is a species of seabird in the family Oceanitidae. It is placed in the monotypic genus Nesofregetta.[2]

Polynesian storm petrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Oceanitidae
Genus: Nesofregetta
Mathews, 1912
N. fuliginosa
Binomial name
Nesofregetta fuliginosa
(Gmelin, 1789)

Nesofregetta albigularis (Finsch, 1878)
Procellaria albigularis Finsch, 1878

Markedly polymorphic, several subspecies were described, and light birds were even considered a species on their own (white-throated storm-petrel). Not even subspecies are generally accepted today, however.

It is found in Chile, French Polynesia, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, possibly American Samoa, possibly Fiji, and possibly Samoa.

Its natural habitats are open seas, rocky shores, and sandy shores. It is threatened by introduced predators in its nesting areas.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Nesofregetta fuliginosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22698471A132649758. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22698471A132649758.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ Gill F. and Donsker D. (eds), Family Oceanitidae, in IOC World Bird Names (ver 6.2), International Ornithologists’ Union, 2016.

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